Saving its bacon! Moment pig breaks out of a moving trailer and leaps into road as it is being taken to slaughter
- The pig used its snout to break out of its trailer on a Ukrainian motorway
- The escapade was caught on camera by a man who can be heard egging it on
- It is unknown whether the farmer managed to recapture the pig for slaughter
A startled motorist filmed the moment a pig made a dramatic leap for freedom as it was being driven to the slaughterhouse.
The animal was seen from the car behind as it gathered the courage to jump in the city of Mukachevo, Ukraine.
The man was driving along when he spotted the pig trying to make a run for it and he whipped out his phone to film the escapade.
He can be heard egging the pig on in its bid for freedom.
The video was shared on TikTok on Monday and has amassed over 4,000 likes on the social media platform.
The pig made use of an insecure slat on its trailer to make a break for it on Ukraine’s roads
The pig eventually escaped the trailer and was lucky to not get hit by traffic on the motorway
The man shouted at the pig: ‘Come on, not far to go. Come on’ as the pig was using its snout to try and displace part of the truck it was being transported in.
When the pig escapes, the car behind stops in time and the animal scuttles away.
The farmer quickly noticed the loss of one of his pigs from the trailer and the footage shows him stopping his car on the roadside
But it is unclear if he caught the fleeing pig.
The filming passenger of the car behind the trailer managed to stop before hitting the pig
The pig can be seen laying down on the motorway and appeared frightened in its escape
It is not known whether the pig managed to be recaptured by the farmer driving the truck
The incident is similar to one caught on camera in Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2018.
In the incident, a small pig was filmed trying to make a break for it when it stuck its snout through the rear tail light to get a sniff of fresh air.
The cheeky four-legged farm animal was seen nuzzling its way through an empty gap left by a dangling light as another car passes on the road.
The man driving the pig in a battered silver, four-door VW Golf appeared completely unaware of his animal cargo’s antics – much to the amusement of a passing driver.